Ben Brantley, The New York Times- "Mr. Kinevane interprets Valentino’s highly theatrical screen presence to stunning effect…[he] doesn’t just demand [the audience’s] attention, he commands it. And that difference is what makes Mr. Kinevane an artist of the theater"
Irish Times- "Kinevane moves, in a striking performance under Jim Culleton’s effective direction, with the elegance of a dancer and the engaged poise of a boxer. It’s a startling combination…the caress of poetry and the disarming direct address of stand-up…a moving story, which, until its end, pulses with the erratic noise of life"
THE STAGE ***** "Mesmerising…theatre at its purest…this one-man tour-de-force is must-see theatre"
THE TIMES **** "Kinevane’s performance is mesmerisingly charismatic…Tough, tender and exquisite"
OFFICIAL LONDON THEATRE GUIDE "Staggering…breath-taking stuff…shout it loudly, Silent is glorious and devastating…mesmerising…a workout for the soul"
PUBLIC REVIEWS **** "Like nothing else currently playing in London, managing to feel both classic and bold at the same time…Silent is something to shout about."
The List- "a must-see if ever there was one"
The Herald- "Fabulous dance of whirling words..a bravura outpouring of sorrow, anger, hurt and lacerating wit"
Reviews Off Broadway- "A terrific piece of theatre"
Belfast Telegraph- "Beautiful, compelling, heartbreaker of a show"
LA Weekly- "Sparkles with unsettling intensity and physicality…morbidly humorous…smart, perceptive direction…GO!"
LA TIMES -"Krapp’s Last Tape’ as reimagined by Madonna"
Irish Independent- "Remarkable range of styles and devices…to be in that audience was to experience a rare synergy between performer and the performed-to"
The Scotsman- "Unflinching, intensely physical performance..bristling with black humor"
Above some production stills for Silent with Pat Kinevane.
(Above) Promo video for Silent by Fishamble Theatre. Directed by Jim Culleton. Music composed by Denis Clohesy. Produced by Marketa Dowling